Susan Madsen is an amazing painter who creates fabulous, dreamlike landscapes with human figures involved in utterly surreal activities. When it came time to create a cover for the books, I was delighted when she agreed to take on the challenge. And challenge it was. Book cover design is an art form in itself, far different than creating large canvases for galleries that stand on their own. Susan took on this task with her usual incredible fervor, drawing dozens of sketches in an attempt to capture the heart of the books. Once she had found the correct image, she then created an oil painting (about 30×30 cm).
Susan has generously agreed to share several of her early sketches. Have a look.
And if you really want to go on a ride, visit Susan’s website for a taste of her worlds!
Artwork Copyright ©, Susan Madsen.